17th-century lingam and a print of the Taj Mahal by Charles Bartlett.

Just went to see the Charles Bartlett works in the Jhamandas Watumull Gallery. I love his prints and drawings—he’s like Beatrix Potter for grown ups. The works are just so damn charming, with their precise lines and seductive colors. Asian Art Curator Shawn Eichman’s juxtapositioning of the Englishman’s renderings of the Indian scenes with a dancing Krishna and the rest of our Indian art collection is brilliant. It’s total “Passage to India” through art—an Englishman in the land of nirvana. This 17-century lingam cover seems to be staring right at Bartlett’s print of the Taj Mahal.